AT WHAT AGE DOES A FEMALE BECOME AN OBJECT OF THE GAZE?
laire Ansett investigates why at a certain age the female body is seen as sexual. Hypersexual self-portraits are staged to conform to the ideas of women serving the societal ideals of attraction. The expectations of the idealized body are mocked by abstracting the proportions, questioning the implications on mental health. The photomontages block the gaze and dominate the sexualized form. Satirically, the childhood photographs gaze back at the viewer to question them on how they gaze at females. Challenging why we conform to sexualization, she has made the spectator see sexualization from a different perspective.